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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mfredrick, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. mfredrick

    mfredrick In the Brooder

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    Hello. I'm new to all this. my son is not. he is in tenn I am in fla. want to get a few (hens only allowed) thought I would look into coops and trucks. I plan on having Icelandic's or Dorking but shall see. I have to keep the noise factor low. not in the city but do enjoy NOT having to fuss with noise complaints.
    I have been looking at coops in this forum and in particular the small coops.. without looking at any of the rest I do like the designs.
    I wanted to post a comment but have not figured out how yet... so please correct me if I am wrong. I have raised exotic birds before and know that the feet on chickens can NOT wrap around a round roost for support therefor, if all they have are round roosts (ie: branches or poles) it can hurt their feet?
     
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  3. OF65

    OF65 Chirping

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    Welcome!
    Though chickens do not curls their toes like birds, I have always used round roosts for my chickens. But then I have always lived in the country and could cut sprouts for roosts. I think chickens are a bit insecure on flat boards.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    When you build your coop include a 2x4 board for roosting (set in so the wide part is where the chickens put their feet). Chickens like to sit on their feet while they sleep.

    I hope you find the breeds you want! If you'd like to say hello to other FL members, here's a link to your state thread:Florida

    Best wishes to you!
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I've had both branches and boards in my coop - they don't seem to have a definitive preference in my experience :confused:
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource.

    As NFC said, I use 2x4s, flat side up. I believe these are better for chicken feet than round perches. If you do choose round I’d go as large a diameter as practical :thumbsup
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Welcome to BYC! please make yourself at home!
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens!

    Hens to not make much noise at all. They make no noise at all at night and make the most noise when they lay and egg.

    Usually neighbors will not know you have them.
     
  10. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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